Dangers of Hoodia
Hoodia is an herbal supplement often marketed as a weight loss aid. No adequate studies concerning the safety of this product have been performed and published, so it is not known whether this supplement is safe for most people. Since there are many potential dangers of hoodia, you should talk to your healthcare provider before using the supplement if you have:
- Liver disease, including liver failure, cirrhosis, or hepatitis
- Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
- Any other chronic disease or health problem.
You may have heard or read testimonials from people who have taken hoodia safely without any side effects. However, it is important to understand that with most medications or supplements, the vast majority of people do not experience problems. This does not mean that the drug or supplement does not pose any dangers. Individual testimonies of product safety are not reliable, since large studies are necessary in order to find the possible side effects of a product.
(Click Hoodia Safety and Hoodia Side Effects to learn about other potential hoodia dangers and for information on how to find a reliable herbal supplement from a reputable manufacturer.)